What is STEAM?

STEAM education is a growing force in today’s world, both in the classroom and industry. STEAM is a an interdisciplinary approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Through STEAM students use authentic, real-world problems and construct creative and innovative solutions.

What is the competition all about? Why?

Each year we hold an annual Calgary-wide STEAM competition. Creating excitement around STEAM and providing students at this age level with an opportunity to use the scientific method, inquiry and the engineering design process to solve a real-world challenge in an exciting and competitive environment.

Schools around Calgary submit one mixed team of students from grades four to six. Each team must have 4 students, along with  a teacher to accompany the team, and parents will be allowed to come and watch. At this time we are only allowing schools to submit ONE team. However, if there is still room after the cut off date we will allow schools to bring two teams.

If your school is interested in sending a student team with a sponsor teacher, please keep checking back to this webpage for details

At the start of November, we will let you know if your school has been chosen and provide you with more information regarding the challenge that will be given. If you have any questions, please email us at

Here is the link to our last challenge

Check out this video of previous year’s competition

For more photos, please look up #YYCSTEAMcomp.